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Illinois Institute of Technology Robert A. Pritzker Science Center

The design reflects the college’s reputation for innovation in science.

Location
Chicago, IL
Scope of Services
Planning
Programming
Architecture
Interior Design

Size:
124,000 sf

Construction Type:
Renovation

The IIT Pritzker Science Center that houses the College of Science and Letters is undergoing renovation. The phased project provides the technology and spaces for forward thinking learning within the modern architectural vocabulary of a 1966, Miesian-style existing building.

LCM’s approach for the programming, master planning, and design for the renovation is to create a visually appealing, energizing environment that supports IIT’s reputation for innovation and creative science.

Following a feasibility study to determine the future of the facility as a teaching and research hub on campus, LCM developed a master plan envisioning classrooms, teaching/research labs, offices, student lounges, and collaborative spaces to complete a comprehensive revitalization.

Initial phases developed an interior, light-infused lobby and an exterior plaza, refreshing the school’s image and reestablishing its connection to the main campus thoroughfare. A third phase renovates major interior spaces, modernizing a large lecture hall and creating flexible peer-to-peer learning classrooms. Renovation of the Dean’s suite with offices, a kitchenette, reception, and teaming areas, was the latest phase of development.

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